Online and distance courses
Online and distance learning at Oxford University offers a new way of combining innovative learning and teaching techniques with interaction with your tutor and fellow students from around the world.
Online courses offer students the flexibility of studying from anywhere and at any time over the Internet.
The University’s Department for Continuing Education offers over 90 online and distance learning courses across a wide range of subjects; some courses lead to University qualifications.
For more information on available courses, how to apply, resources and an online short course demonstration, visit Online Learning on the Department for Continuing Education website.
- short online courses
- longer online courses
- professional online courses
Separately, the Department of Education, part of the Social Science Division, runs an innovative distance-learning MSc in Teaching English Language in University Settings. For more information, visit their website:
Redefining the University
A resource for students interested in an alternative to the traditional campus college experience, OnlineUniversities.com’s goal is to assist students in finding the best universities online that fit their needs and demands.
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Explore over 200 career-focused online degree programs at SNHU & take advantage of some of the nation’s most affordable tuition rates, while earning a degree from a private, nonprofit, NEASC accredited university.
For 40 years, Walden University has helped working professionals reach their educational goals. Walden degree and certificate programs are designed to help students gain relevant skills that can be applied in the real world.
Capella University offers online programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. The curriculum delivers real-world skills and knowledge, so that what you learn is immediately applicable to your career goals.
Distance learners can earn degrees from Kaplan University online or at one of its more than a dozen campuses. The private university has more than 32,000 students enrolled throughout its system and features over 100 online degree programs in subjects ranging from fire science to law.
Traditional, classroom-based education is not always the best fit for everyone. Go through our guides to discover more about the growing trend of attending universities online, and how distance learning is making higher education more accessible for students and educators alike.
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Information to help students feel assured that their online program will result in a legitimate, respectable degree, as long as they attend an accredited university. Includes tips for researching and doing background checks on online universities.
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Information showing students different ways they can validate an online university’s accreditation, ensuring that their degree will be a legitimate one.
What kind of degree programs are available online?
Information highlighting some of the typical programs and degree types offered by online universities.
How are online universities accredited?
An overview of the accreditation process and purpose, helping students, professors, recruiters and employers understand how online programs meet standards of quality.
What should I know before enrolling in an online university?
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Australia’s best online uni
Online Study Australia has ranked UNE number one in their national list of Australia’s best online universities.
We also rank in the top three for our Arts, Business, Education, Law, and Science courses specifically.
Looking at overall performance, UNE is Australia’s best online university.
It is a leading online university in arts, business, education and science. UNE is also the 3rd largest, has the equal highest course satisfaction rate, and produces high graduate salaries.
Innovation in online study
Online study can also be referred to as ‘distance education’ (sometimes also off-campus education, or external study) and provides an opportunity for you to study without having to physically attend a campus.
At UNE, online study is about the kind of flexibility and support that can only come from a university that has long understood the challenges faced by adults studying from home.
We have three teaching periods (trimesters), commencing in February, July and November: giving students greater choice about when and how much they study each year.
Please note International students who wish to study wholly online are only permitted to do so if they are studying online from overseas or are studying in Australia on a visa other than a student visa.
How it works
Instead of turning up to a lecture on-campus at a designated time, the course content is provided online for you to access when it suits you each week. It might be a podcast (recorded lecture), a set of readings, questions posed in a discussion board, an online quiz or a video. Your lecturer will guide you through the unit with a weekly plan of study, as well as checking in on the discussion boards or forums. You can communicate with teaching staff via email, online chat or the phone.
To make sure your learning can take place when it suits you, UNE provides online facilities which allow you to send questions, submit assignments, order library books, check your grades and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We also believe that a vital part of being able to study from anywhere is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond just the subject matter.
Some units have intensive schools that enable students to engage in practical exercises, tutorials and lectures during intensive periods on campus in Armidale. These are a requirement for some units that have an important practical component, often in the sciences.
For details of course requirements, refer to the Course and Unit Catalogue listing for your course. Intensive School requirements are listed under individual Unit Information.
U of A ONLINE
University of Arkansas ONLINE programs are designed by academic departments on the Fayetteville campus to offer you another path to earning a degree from a top-tier public research university. Online programs give you the flexibility to combine family, work and school responsibilities. You do not have to put your life on hold while working toward a better one.
Students studying completely online pay in-state tuition, have access to the U of A’s support network, and become part of a long-standing community of passionate learners.
DSU’s online classes help everyone succeed.
DSU’s online classes are convenient, low-cost, and reputable. They let you learn—without sacrificing the quality of your education or your other commitments at home.
Unlike a lot of other online universities, DSU has a physical campus location that has been around since 1881. As an online DSU student, you'll learn from the same professors that also teach on campus. All DSU students receive the same high-quality education, regardless of the format.
Our faculty know how to teach online classes. Often, our online courses are taught at the same time as the on-campus class. Because of this, many faculty will bring the online and on-campus students together through collaborative projects. This level of community is hard to find at other online institutions.
Our online classes are so convenient that even local DSU students take them. A lot of our on-campus students take online courses when they’re unable to get to campus due to work or an internship in the field. Online classes help everyone succeed.
Dakota State University (DSU) is an approved SARA institution. DSU has reciprocity approval for distance education with other SARA approved states. SARA provides standard expectations for institutional conduct and ensuring consumer protection. Dakota State University is committed to complying with other states' authorization regulations.
Dakota State University offers a wide variety of programs to meet the diverse needs of our students. Certain DSU programs may require experiences such as in-person proctoring of exams/quizzes, internships, or student teaching. Please check to make sure the program you are interested in is offered in your state or country. Select the state/country you will reside in while taking courses. If you change residency, make sure DSU knows about your change in residency. DSU does not provide the online program in all states or countries. While DSU does monitor laws in each state, authorization of distance education is a dynamic enviroment and you should check this site often for updates. §668.50(b)(1) State Authorization
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To register for the next semester’s classes, we must have received your completed application and all additional official paperwork the Wednesday before the semester starts. You can check when each semester's classes begin on the Academic Calendar. Please note there are two start dates for 6-week summer courses.
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Why choose Liberty?
As a nonprofit university, we have been pioneering distance education since 1985 and offer a unique and proven approach to online education.
Along with our regional and advanced accreditations, we also have been recognized by the following organizations for our excellence in education.
Liberty University's online programs ranked in the top 5 of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.
Prepare for a Career
Go from merely surviving in your current job to thriving in the career of your dreams.
Enjoy Flexible Courses
Complete assignments at your own pace, at a time convenient to you within each week.
Access Academic Support
Access our online library, writing resources, study aids, and IT support.
Grow In Your Faith
Gain support from our campus pastors, and watch events happening on campus.
We continually develop our curriculum based on the current needs of each related industry.
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We carry a reputation of excellence in every field.
Percentage of alumni that were employed within 6 months of graduation
Ratio of our online student population to the amount of professors employed
“You have to have a lot of self-motivation and self-discipline when you are going to school online, but the amazing thing is at Liberty you do not need to do it by yourself. You really do have resources like someone who is going to school on campus.”
“Liberty has done an amazing job preparing me for what I do now as Mrs. Tennessee and what I’ll continue to do.”
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This depends on the program you choose and the amount of transfer credits you may have. Complete undergraduate degrees faster with more credits transferred in. Earn credits from:
Most programs require a certain number of courses through Liberty. Contact our Admissions Department to learn more.
Most online courses last eight weeks, while a select few are 14 and 17 weeks. A few select programs require intensives on campus that last at least one to two weeks.
Residential Degree Programs
Most residential courses are face-to-face held on the Liberty University campus. These residential experiences occur in a variety of formats including semester-long courses and intensives.
After you apply, send us the required admissions documents.
Admission requirements vary depending on the degree level you plan to pursue. Select your desired degree level below for more information:
As a nonprofit institution, Liberty University offers some of the lowest tuition rates among top online universities. Additionally, scholarships and flexible payment plans make Liberty's low tuition rates even more affordable.
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100% online degrees
Or choose from over 70 other online degrees
We offer a range of other online degrees that can be studied off-campus, providing you with the flexibility to study where and when you choose. Note: Some on campus study may be required.
Why Study On Demand?
Our 100% online, career-focused degrees give you full control and ultimate flexibility over your study.
Study 100% online
There’s no need to come onto campus. All your course content and assessments are fully online.
Designed specifically for online learning
Experience interactive and media-rich course material designed specifically for online learning.
Support 7 days a week
Get personalised support when you need it – including on weeknights and on weekends.
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Study On Demand with UniSA Online
Study On Demand – 100% online degrees designed specifically for online learning. Take full control over your study – access support seven days a week, engage with course content from day one, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
Check your eligibility
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Start your credit check
Fast track your studies and receive credit for past study and/or work experience.
Scholarships and grants
We’ll support you throughout your online studies. Apply for a range of scholarships and grants when you enrol into a UniSA Online degree. Conditions apply.
What others say about UniSA
It’s only early days in my professional career, but already the skills I developed through my coursework have given me an edge in my current role. I really enjoyed the exposure to the ‘nuts and bolts’ of Data Science techniques with my study, from crafting machine learning algorithms by hand, to working with industry on real world problems with advanced technology stacks.
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Online degrees and courses
We offer quality online courses to help you build the skills and knowledge you need to advance.
Verify authorization to enroll based on your state of residence
UA is authorized to deliver online courses and programs to residents of Ohio and most states. If you live outside of Ohio, check this page to verify the status of your state!
Complete the admissions process
If you are not a student at UA, choose one of these options to enroll today:
- Complete the undergraduate admissions process if you are currently enrolled in high school, a post-secondary program, or are starting college for the first time.
- Complete the graduate admissions process if you already have a bachelor’s and are interested in obtaining a master’s degree or graduate certificate.
- Contact UA Business Solutions (formerly Workforce Development & Continuing Education) if you are interested in online courses and not seeking a degree.
- Complete the transfer student admissions process if you have attempted 12 or more hours of college level coursework.
Register for classes
After you have been admitted and you have received your student ID number, UANet ID, and your password; you can use My Akron to search for, select, and register for classes.
Why choose Akron?
Our online courses deliver the same quality content as face-to-face courses while using technologically advanced methods and providing a high level of interaction with your instructor and classmates .
Educational support services
Online doesn’t mean on your own.
As an online student, you have access to all the resources available to all students, including advising, career services, our library (with vast online assets), tutoring, financial aid and help-desk support. Full list.
To help make you comfortable with our online learning environment, we’ve developed a special orientation.
- Undergraduate Admissions
- Undergraduate Transfer Admissions
- Military Services Center
- Adult Focus (academic services for adult students)
- Undergraduate majors at UA
- Colleges and schools at UA
Striving to make online easier for more students
The University of Akron has been approved by Ohio to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is an agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.
Study with the university leading online education delivery. Our commitment to innovation helps shape your online experience, giving you all the tools and support you need to succeed at university.
Choose your course
More than 180 courses are available to study online. Our flexible trimester system means you may be able to get your degree sooner while still enjoying a premium-quality learning experience.
Why study at Deakin's Cloud Campus?
At Deakin, we bring the classroom to you. Join our 15,000-strong community of online students and learn with the same top teachers as on-campus students, giving you the ultimate flexibility to study anywhere, anytime.
State-of-the-art digital tools
Our online learning environment provides direct access to world-renowned academics and everything you need to succeed at university.
Our online Master of Business Administration (MBA) is ranked among the top 20 in the world and the best in Australia by prestigious rankings organisation QS.
Over 180 courses available
With more courses to choose from across all study areas and study levels, you’re sure to find the right course for you.
The lecturers that teach on campus also teach on cloud. This meant that the expertise and teaching I was getting was very genuine. I felt that I was getting the same experience as students on campus.
Chat to our course advisors
Discuss your online options with a course advisor today! Available 8.30am–5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
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How it works
Access the Cloud Campus through your computer, laptop, mobile or tablet. We use cutting-edge technology to bring the classroom and everything you need for your studies to you, no matter where you are or when you’re free to study.
Access library and class resources
Download readings, videos and presentations to view whenever it suits you.
Communicate with your class in real time
Collaborate, share videos and deliver presentations in real time with students and staff.
Interact with your online classroom
Watch classes, submit assessments and take part in live discussions.
Discover more benefits of the Cloud Campus
- Learn what you want, when you want – you’re in control.
- Sophisticated online learning tools enable a seamless study experience.
- Student success coaches connect with you regularly via email and Skype to ensure your personal and professional development.
- Collaborate and connect with academic staff, mentors and peers without delay.
- If you’re near a campus, you can visit and take advantage of all of the same resources available to on-campus students.
See what it’s really like to study at Deakin’s Cloud Campus
Fit study around your work, family and lifestyle
You don’t have to put your life on hold. I want to follow my passions but not to the detriment of my family.
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) GRADUATE
For many of us, the thought of studying while juggling the demands of family and work can appear daunting, if not impossible. That’s why we’ve developed an online learning experience that fits around you and your lifestyle.
Deakin MBA graduate Sarah Sytema knows this all too well. After completing an undergraduate degree and working for a few years, Sarah soon realised she needed more business knowledge to take the next step in her career.
From the time she started her MBA to her graduation six years later, she’d had two children and earned a number of promotions at work.
So how did she manage to juggle study, family and her career so successfully?
Studying via both cloud and campus mode allowed me to balance study and work commitments with the responsibilities of raising a young family.
Master of Health Promotion and Master of Public Health graduate